ETH094 – Merry Christmas!!


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Tech Corner – Merry Christmas!

  • Changes in 2018
    • Email subscribers – currently send email every post. Will be doing just a weekly email with all the blog posts and podcast episodes in it. It will also be more personalized rather than just a “here is what was posted” type email
    • I am going to be writing more blog posts than I have in the past two years
    • I am going to change my website to include a news area where I can put news type articles in that won’t be included in my email.
    • I would also like to find some people who might want to write some articles for my site, even some regular contributors.
    • As far as my podcast goes, I will be sticking with an every other week show. I might end up shortening it though to like half an hour rather than a full hour or more. This I haven’t decided on yet though.
    • My 100th episode is coming up in 6 weeks, it will be on March 15th if my math is correct. I am wanting to do something really special for it. Maybe have some items to give a way or something.
  • What are you wanting to different in the new year?
    • I would like to get y’all, my audience, involved a little more as well. I would like to challenge y’all to get out and do something that you haven’t done before or haven’t done much before and tell me about it. Either record a short audio clip on your computer and email it to me or record a speak pipe message on my website and tell me what you want to different next year.
  • Arrl grid chase
    • New year long ARRL sponsored contest that starts on January 1, 2018 and run through December 31, 2018
    • The goal is to make as many contacts in as many maidenhead gridsquares per month as you can. Each month your total resets and you can rework every grid square
    • Contacts can be made on any band except 60m and on CW, SSB, and digital. Each contact for the three mode types count as a contact
    • Contacts must be logged through the ARRL LoTW
  • Millennials and amateur radio

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73 de Curtis, K5CLM

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